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How To Sell or Regift Your Kindle Fire

If you bought a new Kindle Fire HD,want you might want to sell your old one or give it to someone else. Take these steps to make sure your data is wiped and it’s not tied to your Amazon account.

Backup Kindle Fire Data

Of course the first thing you’ll need to do is back up any data that’s on your Fire. Anything you have stored on Amazon servers – books, movies, music – will be automatically served up to your new device when you activate it. But if you’ve put your own videos, music or other files on it, make sure to back them up to your computer or Amazon Cloud Drive first.

Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer and open the device folder and transfer your files from it to a your hard drive.

Connect Kindle Fire to Computer

Copy Files from Kindle to Computer

Reset Kindle Fire to Factory Settings

After you have the data you need backed up, go into device settings and follow the onscreen instructions to reset Kindle Fire to factory settings. This process will erase your data from the Kindle and deregister it from your Amazon account.

Factory Dat Reset

After it’s set back to factory settings, Log into your Amazon account, click the Your Account dropdown menu and select Manage Your Kindle.

Manage Kindle Menu

Then click Manage Your Devices under Your Kindle Account on the left of the screen.

Manage Your Devices

Under you list of devices, make sure it’s no longer listed – which it shouldn’t be after doing the factory reset.

Registered Kindles'

Clean it up so it looks nice, package it and send it off to its new home.

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2 Responses to How To Sell or Regift Your Kindle Fire

  1. ShockerSH September 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    Oh dude I am so glad you wrote this article. I was just going to sell my Kindle fire on EBay. Didn’t even think about wiping it.

    • Brian Burgess September 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

      You bet! I just sold mine on ebay and figured its a good reminder.

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